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. the previous reports shows the economy added just 96,000 jobs in august while the unemployment rate fell slightly to 8.1% because more people stopped looking for work. as for stocks it was a weak finish to a strong quarter on wall street. checking the numbers, the dow stands this morning at 13,437, but it fell about 49 points on friday. it rose 4% for the entire quarter. nasdaq lost 20 points on friday, rallied more than 6% from july through september. and the s&p 500 was off by 6 and gained almost 6% in the third quarter. >>> also investors are waiting on the minutes from the latest federal reserve meeting. policymakers decided to keep rates at record lows through 2015 and buy back more bonds to jump start the economy. we're seeing mortgage rates falls as a result. >>> amazon's paperweight e- reader goes on sale this month. it's the latest investigation of the -- version of the kindle to goes head to head with the barnes and noble nook. we'll have to see how the sales figures are. >> i have my kindle and all my other devices. do i need another real kindle itself? >> there's a skippedle
and revealing how the u.s. economy is growing. investors will also find out how many americans are filing for first time unemployment benefits. yesterday wall street did hit a bump in the road when protests over wage cuts in greece pushed down stocks worldwide. there are concerns that the recession in europe could very well influence the global economy. checking the numbers the dow stands this morning at 13,413 after dropping 44 points. the nasdaq closed 24 points lower and the s&p 500 was down by 8. >>> the american greetings corporation may soon be sending out a thank you card. a group of investors led by the company's c.e.o. wants to buy the greeting card maker and take it private. the deal would involve about $580 million but the company's board still has to approve it. >>> mcdonald's putting something new on the menu. television. the fast food giant is releasing the m channel, m like mcdonald's in restaurants that features news, sports and entertainment but the satellite feed will not be the same everywhere you go. some mcdonald's will have local programming as well. it's only being
the case he will do a better job with the economy but in all three states the poll shows president obama leading on that issue. >> the path i offer is harder but it leads to a better place. i'm asking you to choose that future. >> reporter: romney does lead in one category. voters in those same states say he would do a better job on the deficit. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >> when asked about the latest polls which show governor romney trailing in ohio, his political director would only say he trusts his internal polling and not public polls. >>> at 4:34, here's a look at some other things making news now [ inaudible ] the ongoing civil war is a key topic of discussion at the u.n. meetings in new york city. secretary-general is demanding global action to stop the war. an international charity called save the children claims kids will be traumatized for life after witnessing the devastation and enduring torture. the group is pleading with the international community to help syria's youngest victims. >>> today prince george's county police are holding two events that involve th
: president obama talked to voters in southern virginia. >> growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. >> reporter: while mitt romney talked with veterans about looming cuts to the military in the northern part of the state. >> 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: the candidates will spend time this weekend preparing for next week's debate ahead of the faceoff in denver, both campaigns seemed to be trying to lower expectations. >> we are looking forward to the debates as you know and there have been difficulties and you have to give the president some credit for the campaign they're running. >> reporter: romney's staff issued a talking points memo telling surrogates to point out how well president obama has done in past debates. >> as president, i'm going to have to make some tough decisions. >> reporter: the obama campaign issue add statement pointing out the president hasn't debated since 2008. >> 10,000 bucks? >> reporter: while governor romney got some practice in during the primaries. obama campaign spokesman says
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